Translation, French to English, of Aimé Césaire

Herbert Ndeki II, a Cameroon native and American emigre, reads poems from Aimé Césaire’s work Cahier D’Un Retour and analyses the translation choices. Aimé Césaire was born in 1913 and pioneered the concept of “blackness.” He grew up in the French colony of Martinique and moved to Paris where he encountered the racism of the colonizers.

Ndeki is fluent in French and English, and brings to Word Carver listeners his love for African literature.

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